Unlike full dentures which replace all the teeth in our upper or lower jaw, partial dentures is made of denture teeth attached to a metal or acrylic framework that is resting against natural teeth. This treatment is perfect for replacing multiple teeth on the top or bottom jaw, while also being ideal for cases where a full denture treatment isn’t necessary.
The treatment can also include gum replacement, where the denture treatment includes some pink acrylic to mimic the appearance our natural gum line.
In essence, they are a removable alternative to a bridge treatment.
After an examination, your dentist will take some impressions of your upper and lower jaws and send them to a dental technician or dental prosthetist. The technician will fabricate a metal or acrylic framework custom-moulded to your teeth, denture teeth will be selected to suit the space(s) available and to match the colour, shape and proportion of your natural adjacent teeth. Your dentist will try in this framework and make sure it fits securely yet easy to remove and put on by you everyday. After these few easy steps, you’re free to enjoy your new teeth! That means eating, smiling and talking as usual!
Follow these tips for long-lasting dentures: